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Vegetation is the growth of various plants in any given area. It’s not a complicated process, but the idea is newly established as a way to be ecologically-conscious in cities; especially for structures created before...

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Coming from a large urban area to the countryside is quite a culture shock, and I know from firsthand experience how much of a visual adjustment it takes to realize the difference between these worlds....

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Like a mirage on the horizon of Abu Dhabi, Masdar City shimmers with hope of a different kind of survival; the survival in this instance being a clean, sustainable future for generations to come. is...

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Usually “trendy” and “fad” are not words that sustainable activists like to use, but I believe there’s more to that idea. These terms bring knowledge to an otherwise newly established concept in a way that...

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In green building, the (LCA) of materials is critical. The stages in this cycle as we know them are: raw material, manufacturing, distribution, use, and end-of-life management….. so-on-and-so-forth. I’m sure many of you have heard this...

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Ecological structures have evolved to where they are today based on our understanding of construction materials and technological growth. This type of sustainable architecture is as of recently becoming widely accepted within the world of design...

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Evolution is the adaptation to a changing environment. I think what’s so impressive about the architectural form of evolution is that it’s a non-biological, inanimate concept that it will continue to grow and change with...

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We have come a long way in our image of sustainable development, but we are often left at odds when agreeing to how ecological construction is defined. For example, the Commerzbank in Frankfurt and the...

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In light of what would have been architect, Paolo Soleri‘s 95th birthday on June 21, we celebrate his extraordinary efforts in architecture to create a sustainable urban community. Although Soleri passed away last April, he...

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Earthship Biotecture, sounds and often looks like it could have emerged from a science fiction novel. But the true marvel in these structures may be the answer to a sustainable future. Earthships are a unique...

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